Iran says it has imported 4 million tonnes of wheat since late April


Nov. 19 (Reuters) – Iran said on Friday it had imported four million tonnes of wheat since the end of April, the semi-official ILNA news site reported.

“This year, 4.5 tonnes of wheat have been bought from Iranian farmers … And since the end of April, 4 million tonnes of wheat have been imported,” ILNA said citing Hassan Hanan, Deputy Minister of Internal Trade. .

Food, medicine and other humanitarian supplies, including animal feed, are exempt from U.S. sanctions, reimposed in 2018 after the United States withdrew from Iran’s nuclear deal with six world powers, but officials say this The measure, however, dissuaded some foreign banks from doing anything. Iranian affairs, including food shipments.

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Tehran and world powers are expected to resume talks to revive the 2015 pact on November 29.

Iran’s Government Trading Corporation (GTC) said in a report released this month that wheat imports will hit record levels through March amid a sharp decline in the domestic harvest caused by drought.

He said in addition to the $ 1.2 billion of imported wheat, Iran imported 5.5 million tonnes of corn and 2.2 million tonnes of barley.

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